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With booming and much-hyped markets for smartphones and tablets, you might think the chip industry would be doing well. It isn't. Gartner reckons semiconductor revenues will fall by 3 percent this year as PC production falls by 2.5 percent.
Notebook PCs and media tablets are clearly different beasts, and today, research companies such as Gartner and IDC count them separately. This is easy because the vast majority of notebook PCs run Microsoft Windows on Intel processors, while the vast majority of tablets run Apple's IOS on ARM chips.
Intel's new '3D' transistor design will not, on its own, be enough to make Intel successful in the smartphone and tablet markets, Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney has told ZDNet UK
Intel CEO Paul Otellini said third party research firms have it all wrong when it comes to PC sales. Why? They don't track so-called white boxes in emerging markets well.
Global semiconductor revenue has climbed 30 percent from 2009, and the industry is set to invest more as it recovers from the financial crisis, according to analyst reports
The analyst firm has said that tablet sales will see a massive rise by 2014, as tablets cannibalise the market for devices such as netbooks and e-readers
Analysts are split over the implications for both companies of the deal, which will see Intel supporting ARM-based systems for the first time in four years
Worldwide semiconductor revenue dropped by $29bn compared with 2008, according to Gartner, the first time the industry has seen two declines in a row
The many-core architecture will instead be used as a software development platform for the time being, the chipmaker said
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Chip giant Intel may benefit from a push in graphics, while rival AMD can gain from opportunities in low-cost notebook space, says Gartner analyst.
Gartner just released its Magic Quadrant for team collaboration and social software. What's interesting is that there aren't any leaders and only two visionaries, Socialtext and SuiteTwo, products from Socialtext, NewsGator, SimpleFeed and MovableType, bundled by SpikeSource and distributed through Intel.
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in San Francisco, Jerry Bautista, Intel's director of technology management, demonstrates how, in the future, Intel will power virtual environments using its multicore chiptechnology.
Apple should give its hardware business to Dell, says Gartner. What an... interesting idea
Increasing component costs and pressure to cut its prices mean Apple's best bet for long-term success is to quit the hardware business and license the Mac to Dell, analyst firm Gartner claimed on Tuesday.In a surprisingly ambitious report, called Apple Should License the Mac to Dell, Gartner says Apple should concentrate on what it does best -- create software -- and make use of Dell's production and distribution infrastructure.
The future success of Apple, Dell and Intel lies with a licensing deal between Steve Jobs' company and the PC maker according to analyst Gartner
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Intel CEO PaulOtellini said that to reach 1 billion units shipped per year, the PCindustry will need to produce quieter, more energy-efficient machineswith a smaller form factor. Cost structures will need to come down too.Otellini spoke with Gartner analysts Ken Delaney and Steve Kleynhansabout Intel's restructuring in light of these shifts.
Why are Mac OS X users are now safer from a mass attack -- such as Blaster on Windows -- than they were two years ago?
Would you buy a laptop locked to Vodafone's network, or wait for a more open solution?
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